Tim Carroll - Shaw Festival Theatre

Tim Carroll
Artistic Director

Tim Carroll (a.k.a. tc) is a renowned theatre and opera director with over 25 years of experience worldwide.

This season, Mr Carroll directs Victory and the North American premiere of The Ladykillers. Since taking the helm of the Shaw Festival in 2017, he has staged the world premieres of both Stephen Fry’s one man show Mythos: A Trilogy – Gods. Heroes. Men. and The Magician’s Nephew; along with Henry V (co-directed with Kevin Bennett), Saint Joan and Androcles and the Lion.

Mr Carroll began his career with the English Shakespeare Company in 1990 before becoming the associate director at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter. His extensive opera experience includes The Turn of the Screw and Bluebeard’s Castle for Opera Oviedo, Spain, and acclaimed productions of Benjamin Britten’s The Prodigal Son and Handel’s Acis and Galatea as Artistic Director of Kent Opera. Mr  Carroll directed many productions while Associate Director of Shakespeare’s Globe in London, including Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest. His Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III enjoyed record-breaking runs in London’s West End and a Tony Award-winning visit to Broadway. As a founding member of the experimental theatre group The Factory in London, he directed celebrated productions of Hamlet, The Seagull and The Odyssey. He has directed many productions in Hungary and for the National Theatres of Norway, Romania and Portugal. His work has been seen in theatres all over the world, including the Lincoln Center in New York, Sydney Opera House and Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy. Mr Carroll’s work has also graced Canadian stages with several productions at the Stratford Festival, including C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and King John – which also appeared on movie screens around the world. In 2016, he was awarded the American Shakespeare Centre’s prestigious Burbage Award.

In addition to his work as a director, Mr Carroll has always been committed to the development of young artists, giving master classes in acting and directing around the world.

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